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The Rainbow Conspiracy Part 12 here. Electing Ben Jealous would be a disaster for Maryland and for the country. He is a far-left socialist, backed by out-and-out Marxists at every level of his campaign. The Republican Party needs to get serious about exposing Jealous, his stealth socialist financial angel Steve Phillips and the army of […]

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Australian Communists Hail NDU "Victory"
September 27, 2006 – 11:34 pm EST |
Australian Communists Hail NDU "Victory"

This is how the Communist Party of Australia views the recentProgressive Enterprises “lockout“. Further evidence that Progressive were facing communist controlled unions on both sides of the Tasman. The Guardian 27 September, 2006 NZ workers victorious The 600 New Zealand distribution workers locked out the gates for the last month returned to work after the […]

The Comrades Write Back
September 27, 2006 – 7:31 am EST |
The Comrades Write Back

I’ve had a couple of private emails since my recent posts on NZ’s “mainstream” communist party, the Socialist Party of Aotearoa. The first came from SPA leader Brendan Tuohy Hi Trevor, I’ve always enjoyed your nutty anti-communist screeds; they’re appealing for their paranoid overestimation of communist influence, as well as the inadvertant praise. Do you […]

Rail Sucks, Road Rules
September 27, 2006 – 7:25 am EST |
Rail Sucks, Road Rules

Owen McShane has an excellent guest post on Whale Oil, which tackles the myth that rail is somehow “greener” than road transport. He quotes this extract from a 2004 report by the UK Institute of Economic Affairs. The economic functions of railways could be carried out by express coaches and lorries at one-quarter the cost […]

Prebble’s New Book
September 27, 2006 – 7:12 am EST |
Prebble’s New Book

Former ACT leader, Richard Prebble’s new book is out Out of the Red is a sequel to “I’ve Been Thinking”. Below are some extracts from the book: “That spring morning I walked into the prime minister’s office still fairly green. I walked out the biggest businessman in New Zealand’s history – as chief executive of […]

I Rest My Case
September 27, 2006 – 1:03 am EST |
I Rest My Case

ACT staffer, Sarah Russell sent me this story today. I think it illustrates the points I made in my last post about tolerance and property rights very well. This is a true story, it happened in Utah! A city councillor, Mark Easton, lives in this neighbourhood. He had a beautiful view of the east mountains, […]

Curly Capitalist Questions 16, Who Owns Scenery?
September 26, 2006 – 11:01 pm EST |
Curly Capitalist Questions 16, Who Owns Scenery?

Berend de Boer said… Auckland has many volcanoes which give the city a lot of charm. And there are no buildings on it so you can actually see them. What alternatives are there to government controls? We have of course the common law, but would that be sufficient? Related to that are high rise buildings. […]

Dave Henderson’s Latest Bureaucratic Hurdle
September 26, 2006 – 4:38 pm EST |
Dave Henderson’s Latest Bureaucratic Hurdle

According to yesterday’s Press, Dave Henderson, developer of the two billion dollar Five Mile village project near Queenstown has been refused permission for another development at nearby Gibbston. The proposed development which includes a hundred million dollar boutique hotel and Anthem Village, has been declined by independent planning commissioner Trevor Shiels. Shiels contends that the […]

"Grubby Little Socialists"
September 26, 2006 – 5:12 am EST |
"Grubby Little Socialists"

I thought this anonymous comment on my post on NZ communism was so damn good I’d post it in its entirety, so no reader would miss it. I think it sums up the inner workings of hard core socialists very well. The Eric Hoffer quoted was a US writer, a self-educated longshoreman who came to […]

Jennifer Francis, An Influential Marxist-Leninist
September 25, 2006 – 10:16 pm EST |
Jennifer Francis, An Influential Marxist-Leninist

One little known, but very influential Marxist-Leninist, is National Distribution Union long time Administration and Membership officer, Jennifer Francis. A member of the Socialist Unity Party in the ’80s, Francis is a senior member of the Socialist Party of Aotearoa and was the partner of late Party leader, Bill Andersen. Francis has long been involved […]

Communist Party, Party, Party, Party…..
September 25, 2006 – 1:46 am EST |
Communist Party, Party, Party, Party…..

I’ve been asked few times to explain the difference between different strands of Marxism. Below are some very simplified explanations of the three main strands, orthodox communism, Maoism and Trotskyism, together with their relevance to the local scene, today. Orthodox Communism, began in NZ in 1921 with the foundation of the Communist Party of NZ. […]

New South African Arms Company Launched
September 24, 2006 – 10:52 pm EST |
New South African Arms Company Launched

In believe, South Africa under its South African Communist Party dominated government ois intent on playing a larger military role in Southern Africa. I also think its armaments industry will play a major role in supplying anti Western regimes, in Latin America and the Islamic countries in years to come. From IOL 20.9.06 A new […]

Can’t Escape Those Ruins
September 24, 2006 – 10:26 pm EST |
Can’t Escape Those Ruins

Rodney and Heather had a free day in the UK yesterday, so they took Alan Gibbs’ amphibian car, the “Aquada” out for a spin to Stonehenge. Rodney reckons he’s seen enough of old ruins sitting opposite the Labour caucus in Parliament. .

Peter Cresswell For (Associate) Minister of Finance
September 24, 2006 – 4:30 am EST |
Peter Cresswell For (Associate) Minister of Finance

Perter Cresswell tackles the myth that “current account deficits” are a REALLY BAD THING. According to conventional wisdom, the country’s current account deficit gets “worse” as it gets higher. But does it really? After all, this isn’t the balance sheet of some trading entity called New Zealand Inc (which entity exists only in the imagination […]

T.O.S.A.S 6 Jeff Rabede
September 24, 2006 – 3:39 am EST |
T.O.S.A.S 6 Jeff Rabede

My latest post in my “Top Operatives of South African Socialism” series profiles Minister of Transport, Jeff Rabede. Rabede was born in 1953 in Cato Manor. Studying law at Zululand University in the ’70s, Rabede was active for a time in the Maoist leaning, Black Conciousness Movement of Azania. He claims to have been inspired […]

The Child Abuse Industry
September 24, 2006 – 12:49 am EST |
The Child Abuse Industry

In her latest Newman Weekly, Muriel Newman takes to task those supporting the daft notion of licensing parents. Muriel quotes academic Stephen Baskerville from his “Human Events” article; How the Government Creates Child Abuse “the real scandal is the armies of officials who have been allowed to acquire – using taxpayers’ dollars – a vested […]

On Punishing Cruelty to Animals
September 23, 2006 – 1:48 am EST |
On Punishing Cruelty to Animals

Chris has a question ACT is for tougher sentences for violent crime, as am I. But, do you support this idea: For any conviction of cruelty to animals, an automatic life-time ban on owning or managing animals? I mean, if you are going to get tough on people who hurt and abuse other people, surely […]

Fisking Anon on the "P" Word
September 23, 2006 – 12:17 am EST |
Fisking Anon on the "P" Word

Anon put a lot of effort into this comment a few days ago. I thought the least I could do would be to attempt a good fisking. Anon Privatisation is the sale of a state owned asset to the private sector. In New Zealand, privatisation was done by the Labour government in the 80s and […]

Young Nats Apologise To Mother of Nation
September 22, 2006 – 3:04 am EST |
Young Nats Apologise To Mother of Nation

Hat Tip David Farrar

Looking From London-Rodney Hide’s Vision For NZ
September 22, 2006 – 2:59 am EST |
Looking From London-Rodney Hide’s Vision For NZ

Speech to the Institute of Economic Affairs, London, Friday 22 September 2006. It’s a huge buzz, as a Kiwi, stepping off the plane in London – the land of Big Ben, Shakespeare and ‘mind the gap’. This is a journey that thousands of New Zealanders make – even though Heather Roy and I aren’t joining […]

Of Piss, Politics, Porn and Cold Moscow Nights
September 22, 2006 – 12:02 am EST |
Of Piss, Politics, Porn and Cold Moscow Nights

In some of my profiles of South African politician Essop Pahad you may have noticed that he some spent time training in Moscow at the Institute of Social Sciences. Also known as Lenin’s International School, or Lenin’s Institute of Higher Learning, this huge school in Leningradski Prospekt, trained thousands of foreign communists in Soviet techniques, […]

The SPA Connection
September 21, 2006 – 4:29 am EST |
The SPA Connection

With a pseudonym like “SecretTrevFan“, you know you’re dealing with a smart cookie. However STF lets him/herself down by doubting my contention that NZ’s “mainstream” communist party, the Socialist Party of Aotearoa, controls the National Distribution Union. As STF statesYour minor paranoia that an all powerful neo Stalinist SPA / SUP secret faction controls all […]

Rodney on Parliamentary Mud Slinging
September 20, 2006 – 4:26 pm EST |
Rodney on Parliamentary Mud Slinging

Rodney Hide’s take on why Parliament seems to be pre-occupied by personality politics at present. The basic problem is that we have a government that has run out of puff and doesn’t have the parliamentary support to do much. We have the major opposition party not wanting to debate policy. So what’s left?

"Redbaiter" on What National Needs to Do
September 20, 2006 – 4:15 pm EST |
"Redbaiter" on What National Needs to Do

“Redbaiter” wrote this comment on David Farrar’s Kiwi Blog last nigt, What do you think National’s strategy should be? “While winning elections is never simple, the path National has to follow is pretty easy to define. 1) Decide what it stands for. 2) Formulate policies that align with what it stands for. 3) Articulate those […]

Labour’s Disregard for Free Speech
September 20, 2006 – 6:53 am EST |
Labour’s Disregard for Free Speech

David Farrar at Kiwi Blog is rightly concerned at Labour’s apparent disregard for the principles of free speech. “…..on Radio NZ this morning Pete Hodgson supported a total ban on third parties being able to criticise political parties. This should be of great concern to people. In their hatred of the Brethren, Labour may end […]

Indian Maoists Armed By Radical Islam
September 20, 2006 – 12:18 am EST |
Indian Maoists Armed By Radical Islam

This is a year old, but is further proof of ties between Marxism-Leninism and redical Islam. From India Daily April 2005 Naxalites and Maoists in India are receiving very sophisticated arms from Bangladesh, Pakistan and other countries. These arms are sophisticated and these extremists have direct relationships with Al-Queda and similar terrorists organization. Government of […]

Daphna Whitmore, Burger Bar Bolshevik
September 19, 2006 – 11:36 pm EST |
Daphna Whitmore, Burger Bar Bolshevik

The communist UNITE union has welcomed a new organiser to its ranks. Daphna Whitmore has given up her job as a nurse in a union health centre to fight for the revolution in the burger bars and boutique hotels of Auckland. Daphna Whitmore is the Maoist’s Maoist. The niece of veteran communist, the late Ray […]

ACT Finding Facts
September 19, 2006 – 10:56 pm EST |
ACT Finding Facts

From xtramsn ACT MPs Rodney Hide and Heather Roy are travelling to Europe on a privately funded fact-finding mission next week. The duo plan to visit think-tanks in London, including the Institute of Economic Affairs and meet blogger Iain Dale, a centre-right commentator and author of The Little Red Book of New Labour Sleaze. They […]

My Boy the Fun Policeman
September 19, 2006 – 7:48 am EST |
My Boy the Fun Policeman

My little skirmish with my kid’s creche workers continues. I went to to pick the kids up today and chatted to one of the attendants while waiting for the heirs to get their gear. She said “J has been a very good boy today“ That sounded good and I pricked up my ears. “Yes” she […]

Proof You Don’t Have To Be Smart To Be a Judge (Or an "Expert")
September 19, 2006 – 2:52 am EST |
Proof You Don’t Have To Be Smart To Be a Judge (Or an "Expert")

From today’s Herald Hat Tip Lindsay Mitchell Parents should sit licence test, say experts A high-powered expert group has proposed a kind of “parents’ licence test” which all parents would have to sit to keep care of their children and to receive child-related welfare benefits. The proposed assessment, similar to a driver’s licence, would be […]

Clark and Goff Kowtow to Chinese Communist Leader
September 18, 2006 – 11:54 pm EST |
Clark and Goff Kowtow to Chinese Communist Leader

Great to see our political leaders kowtowing to one of China’s leading political/military figures From Stuff The Government has rolled out the red carpet for one of China’s top military leaders. The vice-chairman of the powerful Central Military Commission, General Xu Caihou, was one of the highest-ranking officials to visit New Zealand, Defence Minister Phil […]